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Introduction to Computer Programming

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDMATH 105Semester1st
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS
Lectures and Laboratory assignments5
Th=3, E=0, L=2
4
Course Type General Background
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URLhttps//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER307/  (in Greek)

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to introduce the basic methodologies of application development and computer programming for use in many other core curriculum subjects. The course introduces fundamental algorithm development methods and their implementation into computational environments.

This basic course aims at introducing students to the basic concepts of constructing and implementing algorithms of numerical methods for solving science and engineering problems. The course starts with an emphasis on understanding the context of problem solving, selecting suitable techniques and numerical methods, and constructing a suitable algorithm. Algorithms are implemented in a modern Fortran computing environment.

After successfully completing the course, a student will be able to:

  • Understand the context of problem solving in programming.
  • Understand basic algorithm development processes.
  • Develop applications using the problem-solving algorithms.
  • Implement algorithms using basic and complex Fortran commands.
  • Analyze and control the implementation of the algorithm.
  • Understand a Fortran code and expand on it.
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Critical understanding of concepts/theories and problem-solving skills
  • Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking
  • Fluency in algorithms and computer application development
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
  • Ability to work independently
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

Theory: Introduction to algorithms. Structured Programming. Development of correct and efficient algorithms. Main features of modern programming languages. Programming using Fortran language: Data input/output commands, use of data variables, arithmetic operations, iterations, control structures, vectors and matrices, use of data files, subroutines and functions. Assignments.

Laboratories: Hands-on training on Fortran programming in a Unix environment.

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodLectures and laboratory
Use of Information and Communication TechnologySpecialized software,Power point presentations,E-class support
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures39
- Lab assignments20
- Autonomous study33
- Tutorials8
Course Total100

Assessment Method

I. One final exam including application development and questions on critical thinking (70%).

II. Two computer lab tests in Fortran coding (30%).

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6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Associate Professor Apostolos Voulgarakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Lectures:Associate Professor Apostolos Voulgarakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises: 
Laboratory Exercises: